WASHINGTON, D.C. (KHNL) -- U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka has endorsed Obama for president.
Akaka says he has followed the presidential campaign closely to see which candidate would express a better vision for our country, and after giving it a lot of thought, he believes Obama is the right candidate.
He says aside from the fact that he knows Obama well, there are other reasons why he would make a great president.
"The people of Hawaii voted overwhelmingly for him in the presidential caucuses and also he was born and raised in Hawaii where as a starting point, I'm proud to have somebody from Hawaii nominated as a presidential candidate," said Akaka. "We recognize that we're all different, we're diverse and this experience I believe expose him to the idea that diverse communities can have common goals and can work together to achieve their goals and I believe that he can bring people together in our country and between countries."
Akaka's is the 19th U.S. Senator to support Obama.